| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Five years after workers were accused of digging up and dumping hundreds of bodies in a scheme to resell burial plots, Burr Oak Cemetery is trying to overcome the scandal and reassume its place in preserving Chicago's African-American history.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:14 PM
George W. Hilton
UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history
George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
| Jul 15, 2014
Ten years ago, I compiled a list of some of the travel industry's false and misleading pricing techniques, using the metaphor of a man who observed various promotions as he walked along a city street.
First, he saw an appliance dealer featuring a "side-...
| Jul 22, 2014
William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue.
"His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
For those who are familiar with the cruise industry, the Celebrity Cruises brand of ships from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is known for its luxury at sea. Celebrity also tends to attract an older demographic than Royal Caribbean and other...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
It was a chilly, rainy afternoon when my husband and I boarded the Viking Freya in Budapest, Hungary, for an eight-day cruise along the Danube River to Nuremberg, Germany. After arriving from the U.S. a few days earlier to tour the city, we finally had...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:50 AM
For many tourists who visit Asia, riding an elephant is high on their list of "musts," but the ethics of elephant tourism are being questioned by animal-rights groups as well as tour operators. Responsibletravel.com, a British company that bills itself as...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A 28-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night at Graceland Too, the popular Elvis Presley tourist attraction in Holly Springs, Miss.
The shooting occurred about 10:40 p.m. at the shrine to Presley, Holly Springs police said. The home-turned-Elvis-...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Chicago’s Polk family, which made its name in furniture and appliance retailing, today announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier to help upgrade Gateway Park, the 13-acre green space at the entertainment complex’s western entrance.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Two Santa Barbara men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 62-year-old homeless woman earlier in the week, police said Thursday.
Juan Carlos Herrera Romero, 30, and his cousin Gabino Andres Grande Romero, 26, were arrested on...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change.
Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue.
And the administration...